Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1/26 LG's Texting Finalist, iVillage Serena Kappes, AARP Pres. Lee Hammond, Food Net's Andreann Geise, Trident Wine's Neno Skoric, Dr. Joseph Maroon

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Hannah Elaine Sauvarin and Olivia Burton LG Texting Finalists Visits with Erik & Paul

Hannah and Olivia will tell us they got involved in this competition, the differences in technique or style between the texters from one country to another, if they rely on texting more than other form of communication with friends and the big MONEY question - If either of them IS crowned champion, what will they do with the winnings?

On Wednesday, January 26th the LG Mobile World Cup will give participants from 16 countries a chance to show off the speed and accuracy of their text messaging skills, in hopes of winning a check in the amount of $100,000 US Dollars and bragging rights as the “World’s Fastest Texters.” The worldwide competition began back in May with a series of contests across 16 countries including the US, South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil and El Salvador. During the competition, players will compete by typing phrases in their native language on their latest LG handsets. The phrases must be exactly correct, with no typos or abbreviations, and entered faster than the other opponents. Representing the US will be the US 2010 National Texting Championship winner 13-year-old Brianna Hendrickson from Brooklyn, New York. On the morning of January 26th, finalist Brianna Hendrickson and additional World Cup contestants will discuss their strategy heading into the big competition later that afternoon.

Serena Kappes Tells Us Her Picks for iVillage's Entertainment Awards

Just in time for red-carpet season and on the heels of successful traffic growth for its Entertainment Channel, iVillage, the essential digital brand for women, returns this winter with the 2nd Annual iVillage Entertainment Awards, the online community’s women-centric celebrity awards program. The iVillage Entertainment Awards celebrate the actresses, actors, characters, scenes, shows, movies and more that had the iVillage community of women buzzing in 2010 – with categories including “Sexiest Onscreen Chemistry,” “Man You’d Trade Your Husband For,” “Star Who Makes Us Proud to Be a Woman” and “Cutest Celebrity Mini-Me.”

Serena Kappes, iVillage Entertainment Editor, announced the nominations and opened voting today at www.iVillage.com/entertainmentawards. The complete list of categories and nominations can be also found at www.iVillage.com/entertainmentawards, along with exclusive video, celebrity picks and an extensive interview with Kappes about the awards. Celebrity winners will be announced on February 22. Fans can also gather, connect and debate nominees at www.facebook.com/ivillage and www.twitter.com/ivillage.

Lee Hammond, AARP President Meets with Erik & Paul to Go Discuss the State of the Union Address and What it Means to Us!

Currently, ex officio member of AARP Board's Governance and Compensation Committee and the Compensation Subcommittee. Former member and chair of the board of directors, Holly Foundation. Formerly served on the Wor-Wic Community College Advisory Board.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Chef Andreann Geise- Food Network Competition Winner
Andreann grew up in the restaurant business and was inspired by her late father who passed away in 2008 to submit a recipe to The Ultimate Recipe Showdown hosted by the Food Network’s Guy Fieri. She ended up winning first place in its category with her Tongue Tantalizing BBQ Pork recipe and took second with her Blushing She Crab Soup with a Twist. The Great Taste Challenge at the famous Bon Appetite Supper Club is where she won her 2nd title that led to a recent adventure with Chef Fabio Viviani. Andreann has a love for making Carolina Coastal comfort cuisine but she also has a Greek background as well, which she is sharing as the Executive Chef of Mykonos, her new Mediterranean (with low country flair!) restaurant that recently opened on New Years Eve in Myrtle Beach. She also has a very interesting past – she was actually a veterinarian before becoming a chef!

Neno Skoric Talks to us About the Latest Wine Picks from Trident Wines!

Trident Wines have the inside scoop on all the wines from Barbados and the Southern Caribbean! Trident Wines is a company with 15 years of unparalleled wine and spirits expertise.

Trident Wines offer the same personalized service and advice that has built us a reputation as the most knowledgeable wholesalers of fine wines in Barbados and the southern Caribbean.

Dr. Joseph Maroon, 70-Year Old Tri-Athlete and Author Shares His Tips for a LONGER and HEALTHIER Life!

We are all looking for the “Fountain of Youth”, yet few of us have or will find it. But there is one person who has found it, and is sharing some of its best-kept secrets for a longer, healthier life. Dr. Joseph Maroon, author of The Longevity Factor (and did we mention a 70-year old Tri-Athlete?!?!) is available to share some of his best tips and tricks to beat Father Time and stay “forever young”. In October 2010, Dr. Maroon once again gained national attention when, at age 70 he finished his third Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, beating his prior time by over 20 minutes. He attributes his intense workout regimen coupled with extensive nutritional supplementation as providing not only physical endurance, but also the youthful mental endurance and improved focus needed in his profession as a neurosurgeon.
Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., is a world renowned neurosurgeon, and team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, particularly with microscopic and minimally invasive procedures. He has researched and written extensively on nutritional topics and has recently authored two books, Fish Oil: the Natural Anti-Inflammatory, and The Longevity Factor. Dr. Maroon has successfully maintained his personal athletic interests through participation in 9 marathons and more than 70 Triathlons and 7 Ironman distance races.

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